(Quote) Patricia-29176 said:
(Quote) Mike-41230 said:
Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict, Fr. Cantalame...
(Quote) Patricia-29176 said:
Quote: Mike-41230 said:
Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict, Fr. Cantalamessa and others may have been or are accepting of charismatics. But did they or anyone from the Vatican ever talk or write about "speaking in tongues"?
Below is a link to a Youtube video of Fr. Cantalamessa speaking in which he references speaking in tongues (briefly). I suspect there are more references on the net or in his excellent book "Sober Intoxication of the Spirit". This video is about 5 minutes (listen carefully as Fr. Cantalamessa speaks English with an Italian accent.)www.youtube.com
Thanks Patricia. I had to listen to Fr. Cantalamessa's video 4 times. If you listen to it around 57 seconds into the video Fr. Cantalamessa says "and they started speaking in other languages."
Fr. Cantalamessa is referring to Acts 2:4-12. Now just replace the word tongues in these verses below with the word languages and you will see that speaking in tongues in the time of the Apostles meant speaking in diverse languages.
Acts 2:4-12 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak.  Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.  And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue.  And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these, that speak, Galileans?  And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born?  Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,  Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome,  Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.  And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another: What meaneth this?
In the times of the Apostles Pentecost or "the Fiftieth day" was a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai wherein Israelites "out of every nation under heaven", that spoke different languages gathered in Jerusalem. Hence the Apostles spoke in different languages (different tongues) to bring the Word of Our Lord to the 3,000 at the Catholic Church's first Pentecost.
I do not think speaking in tongues in the time of the Apostles meant what it does these days. My aunt, who was over 90 years of age at the time and was a charismatic told me that "speaking in tongues" came into the Catholic Church in 1967 through members of the Pentecostal church.
That all said, nobody is saying that charismatics are not part of the Catholic Church.